Born in the US, raised in Abu Dhabi and living in Cairo, Dena hails from a diverse multi-cultural background. She moved to Cairo 10 years ago, after studying Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada, and a master program in Radio, Video and Film at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Michigan.
This kind of diverse background can only inspire an intricate brand with an interesting blend of styles. Even though she had a rising career in media production, Dena had always dreamed of becoming a jewelry designer since she was very young.
This determined her to soon follow her passion with the launch of Djewelled in 2016. Dena draws inspiration from the rich and colorful elements evident in the beautiful heritage and history of the Middle East, combined with western minimalism, inspired from her journey.
Djewelled is a trendy fine-jewelry designer label, celebrated for introducing signature pavé designs in precious colored stones with 18kt yellow and rose gold. Inspired by geometric shapes, Dena uses popular emblematic found in culture and in nature, merged with the house’s signature layering and stacking styles.
Her passion for jewelry has not been without echo, as she has been featured in publications like Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Flair Magazine, Egypt Today.
Her designs are a beautiful form of self-expression and very versatile, so we encourage you to combine them & be playful, have fun with your style. You’ll find some gorgeous, colorful options to bring your outfits to life.
Are you in love yet? We know we are!
Photos courtesy of Djewelled.
If you’re interested in browsing and purchasing some of the items, you can check them out here.